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American Public Transportation Association

 Program

As of February 14, 2010

All sessions will be held at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Sunday, February 20
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lunch & Roundtable Discussion

Chair, Charles A. Spitulnik, chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, Washington, DC

Dorval Carter, chief counsel, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Sponsored by:

Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell
6 – 7:30 p.m.
(times approximate)

Opening Reception

Sponsored by:

Hanson Bridgett Inspired
Monday, February 21
7 – 8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

Nossaman LLP
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration
8 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome & Seminar Overview

Michael J. Scanlon, chair, APTA; general manager/chief executive officer, San Mateo County Transit District; and executive director, Caltrain, San Carlos, CA

Chair, Charles A. Spitulnik, chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, Washington, DC

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Current Issues in Civil Rights

Nancy Lowenthal, attorney, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA

Linda Ford, acting deputy director, Office of Civil RIghts, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Anthony Anderson, partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Rail Transit & Commuter Rail Update

Chair, Charles A. Spitulnik, chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, Washington, DC

10:45 – 11 a.m.

Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The View from the Federal Transit Administration

Dorval Carter, chief counsel, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Working Lunch:  Lessons Learned from the Central Subway Project of San Francisco

Robin Reitzes, vice chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and deputy city attorney, City and County of San Francisco, CA

John Funghi, senior program manager, Central Subway Project, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Sponsored by:

Thompson Coburn LLP
2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Procurement Developments

Edward J. Gill, Jr., partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC

Jayme L. Blakesley, attorney-advisor, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Madeline Chun, partner, hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, CA

Steve D. Miller, senior counsel, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, CA

Wib Gulley, general counsel, Triangle Transit, Research Triange Park, NC

James P. LaRusch, chief counsel, APTA, Washington, DC

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Break

Sponsored by:

Husch Blackwell
Tuesday, February 22
7 – 8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8 - 11 a.m. Registration
8 – 8:30 a.m.

Legal Affairs Committee Meeting

Chair, Charles A. Spitulnik, chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, Washington, DC

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

13(c) Developments

Jane Sutter Starke, partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Critical Legal Ethics for Transit Lawyers

Robin Reitzes, vice chair, APTA Legal Affairs Committee and deputy city attorney, City and County of San Francisco, CA

11a.m. - noon

TCRP Research Paper Presentations

Bruce Smith, attorney, Apperson, Crump & Maxwell, Memphis, TN

 

noon

Seminar Close

Thanks also to Apperson Crump for their monetary support of our program.

Apperson Crump

As part of APTA’s sustainability commitment, conference materials will be posted and available to registered attendees approximately one week prior to the seminar and continuously available for reference or downloading thereafter. To view the conference materials during the conference, please be sure to download the conference material file and either bring a laptop with the files to the conference or print the portions you wish to use in hard copy and bring those copies to the conference. Conference materials will be made available upon request in CD or printed form at additional cost. Additionally, the conference materials will be available for downloading on site throughout the conference.

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